Haaland is far from being the most expensive signing in the history of Manchester City

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Haaland is far from being the most expensive signing in the history of Manchester City

The Norwegian striker is the 9th most expensive signing in the history of the English club, for this reason on ESPN we present you the Top Ten

Last Tuesday, Manchester City stole the limelight in the European transfer market and announced the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. Among the sensations of current European football, the striker is set to be one of the important figures in the Citizens squad starting next season. In this campaign, the team of Pep Guardiola is in search of his eighth title of premier league and this Wednesday they will seek to add three points against the Wolves of the Mexican Raul Jiménez.

Haaland’s arrival definitively puts an end to the great shortage of a natural center forward in the squad Manchester Citythat, since the march of Sergio Aguero, in 2021, did not have an offensive reference. This season, Guardiola has opted for a tactical system without a fixed 9.

The transfer values ​​have not been officially confirmed, but according to the journalist Roman Fabrizio, specialized in the international market, the transaction is around 60 million euros. Before the agreement between the two parties was finalized, it was speculated that the Norwegian would cost 75 million euros, a figure published by various European media.

Despite the significant amount paid by the English for the striker, HalandCuriously, he is far from being the most expensive reinforcement in the history of the Citizens, and almost falls out of the Top 10 of the transfers that cost the club the most money. This is shown by the data released by the specialized site Transfermarkt.

Taking into account the figure of 60 million euros, the Norwegian is the ninth most expensive signing in the history of City, behind other names such as midfielder Rodri, winger Joao Cancelo and even the midfielder Jack Grealish, who until today is the signing that has cost the club the most money after paying 117 million euros in 2021, but has not yet delivered the expected results. Next, we present the Top 10 of the most expensive signings of the City with Haaland included in the list:

1. Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) – €117m

2. Kevin De Bruyne (Wolfsburg) – €76m

3. Ruben Dias (Benfica) – €68m

4. Riyadh Mahrez (Leicester City) – €67.8m

5. Joao Cancelo (Juventus) – €65m

6. Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Bilbao) – €65m

7. Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) – €63.7m

8. Rodri (Atletico Madrid) – €62.7m

9. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) – €60m

10. Benjamin Mendy (Monaco) – €57.5 million

*Transfermarkt figures

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